Grinnell College

387 reviews
  1. Grinnell, IA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C
Grinnell College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Midwest Conference
Address
1121 Park Street
Grinnell, IA 50112

Grinnell College Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
28%
SAT Range
1290-1500
ACT Range
30-33
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$24,896/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,112/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,858/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,302/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,792/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,148/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
90%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,672Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Dedicated
    43%
  • Atypical
    14%
  • Invested
    14%
  • Liberal
    14%
  • Smart
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.12 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.32 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Self-Gov
    83%
  • Great atmosphere
    17%

After Grinnell College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
89%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses

Reviews

387 reviews
  • Excellent
    73
  • Very Good
    163
  • Average
    103
  • Poor
    25
  • Terrible
    11
Grinnell is an academic rigorous school with a strong sense of diversity and community. Some people find the location to be a negative based on where its located, but I find it to be a positive. We have students coming from all over the country and world, so its definitely a global school, but there is not only a strong community, but students actively choose to be there. They provide many opportunities on and off campus too for students. Provides great financial aid and resources for all students to take advantage of. Many clubs and organizations to join and many concerts, events, performances and speakers to keep you entertained.
  • Senior
  • 2 days ago
The small classroom size is such a plus. You're actually able to be noticed by your professor (which can be a good or bad thing depending on who you are). Also because of the small campus, people actually end up learning each other's names and for the most part you know you can always run into a friend or so at some point.
  • College Freshman
  • 9 days ago
It really is a great college. My only complaint is that I was raped and the school did not find the respondent guilty. Because of this, the rating of the school went down as I will have to walk across the graduation stage with my rapist.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago